The East London Garden Society

Peace Lily


During the winter months we all like to brighten our homes as much as possible so use plants to do so. Many homes have to be sealed from the outdoors because of central heating so plants will bring oxygen into your rooms as well as providing a bit of colour to brighten the gloom.

The Peace Lily is a plant that will bring beauty to brighten your day and help diffuse the air by making it cleaner. Its seashell shaped spathes really will bring a touch of summer into a dreary winter.

As one of the best plants for removing formaldehyde it also removes benzene and certain chemicals emitted by harsh cleaning products. It prefers low light conditions and has a high transpiration rate that will humidify your air so the Peace Lily is a must. We can all learn from plants.

They are evergreen herbaceous perennial plants with large leaves 12 to 65 cm long and 3 to 25 cm broad. The flowers are produced in a spadix surrounded by a 10 to 30 cm long white, yellowish or greenish spathe. The plant does not need large amounts of light or water to survive.